Klopp plots swoop for long-admired Serie A hotshot to bolster front line - report
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool are long-time admirers of Roma winger Mohamed Salah and they may look to reignite their interest this summer, according to a report.
Goal reports Salah is being looked at by Jurgen Klopp as a potential option after his moves for Julian Brandt have failed.
It is claimed that the Reds previously tried to sign the Egyptian in January 2014, after holding talks with the player and his club in late 2013.
However that move broke down with the player opting to move to Chelsea instead.
His spell at Stamford Bridge did not work out and he was subsequently loaned out to Fiorentina and then Roma, who made the deal permanent.
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The 24-year-old, who can play on either wing or as an attacking midfielder, has been in superb goal scoring form this term, scoring 13 Serie A goals in his 28 appearances.
He has also laid on 12 assists in the league and bagged two in two in the Coppa Italia.
Salah has represented Egypt on 52 occasions, scoring 29 goals.
Football Insider verdict
Salah would be a great addition to Klopp’s front line. The Reds have missed Sadio Mane tremendously since his injury and Salah could provide a like-for-like replacement – he is fast, clinical and provides width. His last move to England did not really work out, but he is still only 24 and has time to adapt. If the Reds are to challenge next season they will need extra men to do so because of the additional European fixtures, and Salah is a fine option. His record in the Italian league is exceptional and should he be available for the right price, Klopp should do everything in his power to sign him and make the move stick this time.
In the latest Liverpool transfer news, John Aldridge has outlined where the Reds must strengthen next term.